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A two year masters bursary is available in the Department of Mathematics at Rhodes University. The area of study is mathematical and/or numerical relativity or a closely related field and will be under the supervision of Dr Chris Stevens (see www.chrisdoesmaths.com for research interests). Other members of the relativity group include Prof. Pollney, Dr John and Prof. Emeritus Bishop. Applicants should have an honours degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or physics, and those who have taken a differential geometry or general relativity honours course will be looked at favourably.
 
To apply please send a CV with a list of honours courses taken as soon as possible to Dr Stevens at c.stevens@ru.ac.za but no later than 7 December 2018.
 
If you have any queries please contact Dr Stevens at c.stevens@ru.ac.za
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Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary 2019

This Bursary will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results and who is continuing with further studies.

The Lelona Fufu Memorial Scholarship/Bursary was established in 2012 in response to the promise by the Dean of Science to a grieving father as the result of the tragic passing of a loved daughter, on the day of her anticipated graduation.

The University, with generous donor support from various donors, including staff and students, established a fund in her name to honour her memory and celebrate her life, as well as to yearly condemn, by awarding this scholarship/bursary in her name at Graduation, brutal acts of gender-based violence, and senseless acts of violent criminality that rob South Africa of its brightest and best daughters.

Field/ level of study:  Honours in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics at Rhodes University.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. The academic achievements and merits of the student’s grades will also be taken into account.

Value: Variable, up to a maximum of R90 000 per annum.

Citizenship: Open to all

Closing date: 07 December 2018

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Application procedure:              

  1. Attached application form to be completed and submitted back to office as a hard copy. (Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary Application Form)
  2. Please provide a CV and full academic transcript with this application.
  3. An essay titled “The magic of Mathematics”. There is no minimum or maximum length of the essay. 

Poster: Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary

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Rhodes Business School has a limited number of bursaries available, which may fund up to 75% of MBA studies subject to meeting certain criteria.

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Applicants will have to meet the requirements of MBA admission (NQF 8; 3 years work experience, write the NMAT), and commit to funding the shortfall of the bursary amount.

Applicants will need to submit the following for consideration for a bursary:

  • A letter of motivation.
  • CV with detailed work experience.
  • Academic Transcript.
  • Certified copy of ID or passport.

ONLY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS.

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za for more information.

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Rhodes University Bursary for Masters In Financial Markets

Eligibility: South African studentswishing to do full-time Master’s in Financial Markets in the Department of Economics at Rhodes University in 2018.

RU Bursary for Masters in Financial Markets Application Form

Closing date: 30 November 2018

Value of awardR15 000 towards the costs of tuition and other university expenses.

NB: Application procedure

  1. Covering motivation letter (short not longer than one page) indicating career plans, the need for financial assistance etc.
  2. Completion of application form.
  3. Proof of payslips etc. needed as per application form (affidavit if not employed).
  4. Copy of id document.
  5. Full academic transcripts (course records) (indicating %).

All documentation must be scanned into one word/pdf document and emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 30 November 2018.

For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za  

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The Rodney Davenport History Scholarship 2019

The late Rodney Davenport, Professor of History at Rhodes University from 1975 – 1990, generously donated a sum of money to establish a scholarship for Rhodes University History graduates.

Eligibility:

  • History graduates entering an Honours, Masters or Ph.D degree in History at Rhodes University.
  • Candidates should have obtained at least a high upper-second in History III (for Honours), or the same standard in Honours (for Masters).
  • Preference will be given to Rhodes University graduates. Graduates of other universities may be considered.

Value: Variable

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date:  26 November 2018

Applications procedure:

Documentation required:

  1. A covering letter of motivation/ study plans for 2019;
  2. a brief CV and;
  3. full academic transcripts.

should be submitted to pgfunding@ru.ac.za  electronically as one PDF on or before the closing date of 26 November 2018

Late applications will not be considered!

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John Davidson Educational Trust 

  • The Rhodes internal closing date for applications will be on 23 November 2018.
  • The John Davidson Educational Trust (the Trust) will advise the University of the outcome of these awards in February 2019.

John Davidson Educational Trust Application Form 2019

ELIGIBILITY:
The John Davidson Educational Trust will fund Postgraduate students in the Engineering, Commerce and Management fields (Diploma, Honours, Masters or PhD). 

To be eligible students must show academic suitability and financial need.

Please mark sections clearly for example Curriculum Vitae 2.1, Essay 1: Motivation 2.2.1 etc..

The Trustees regard the essays, which are required as part of the Bursary Application, as an important factor in considering all Applications. It should not be regarded simply as a curriculum vitae or a superficial statement by the Applicant. The Trustees expect the essays to be of an appropriate standard reflective of the Applicant's status as a postgraduate student and containing sufficient detail to give the Trustees an understanding of the Applicant's motivations, aspirations and intentions. In other words, the essays should be the voice of the individual Applicant.

Incomplete and late applications will not be passed on to the Trust.

Please email the attached application together will all the required attachments to pgfunding@ru.ac.za on or before the closing date 23 November 2018.

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The Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships

Rhodes University invites applications for the Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships for Honours in 2019 in cancer-related research.

The awards are open to students from any South African university for study only at Rhodes University.

Eligibility: Prospective Honours students with a strong academic record. Preference will be given to Science and Pharmacy students.

Value: R100 000 p.a.

Application Process:

There is no application form. Applicants are required to supply the following documents:

  1. A letter of motivation.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Academic transcript
  4. Please provide a letter of support from your current University.
  5. Please indicate in your letter of motivation who you have engaged with at Rhodes University regarding your Honours studies.

Closing date: CLOSED

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za  or (046) 603 8755

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Mellon Creative Writing Scholarships for 2019*

  • MA in Creative Writing (one year), R100 000 (x7)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship (one year), R200 000 (x1) 

Hybrid genres, multilingual, innovative, experimental, fiction, poetry.

Apply now for the 2019 full time programme over 1 year.

Sixteen weeks of intensive coursework followed by a closely supervised creative thesis written in either English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, or combinations thereof.

Closing date: CLOSED

Mellon Creative Writing Application Form 2019

Doctoral Programme Discussion Document

Submit completed application forms to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

*Equity considerations apply

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Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2019

Rhodes University invites students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) with a proven financial need, who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies (Honours, Masters, PhDs or Diplomas in all Faculties) in 2019 at Rhodes University to apply.

Imraan & Simisha Elias Application Form

Imraan & Simisha Elias Advert 2019

Closing date: CLOSED

Value of award: R5 000

Period: One Year only

Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • South African citizenship
  • Previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly females
  • Must prove a financial need

Area of Research: Environmental sustainability, such that it will make a positive impact on social development in South Africa.

Submit a covering motivation letter with the application form with special reference to sustainability, including information regarding proposed studies, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript.

The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

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Dootch Fund - The Dean Du Chenne Education Trust

Attention: All undergraduate Rhodes students who are pursuing a Honours degree programme in 2019

The Dean Du Chenne Education Trust, founded in 2012, provides financial assistance to South African students and scholars in financial need who demonstrate:

  • A desire to learn.
  • A Willingness to help others.
  • A passion for life.
  • A love and enthusiasm for their friends.

The focus of the funds is to provide financial support to individuals who don’t have the financial means to pursue their academic studies.

Who can apply:

  • Final year undergraduate Rhodes students who are coming to do a Honours degree programme for full-time study (in-attendance) at Rhodes University in 2019.
  • The successful candidate must be able to display a genuine need for financial assistance.
  • Although it is preferable, academic excellence is not a requirement.
  • Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate a passion for Rhodes and who are able to provide quality reasons why they desire to pursue the specific postgraduate degree.
  • Candidates who are able to prove an aspiration to use their education to invest within their community will be favoured.

How to apply:

  • A motivation letter not exceeding 300 words explaining why you have chosen your field of study, what you propose to do once qualified and why you are passionateabout Rhodes.
  • A brief CV.
  • Full academic transcripts.
  • Completion of the attached application form: Please be sure to add all the relevant attached documents as requested in section 9 (checklist).
  • All the above need to be emailed to the Postgraduate Funding Office (pgfunding@ru.ac.za) no later than 19 October 2018.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • For more information about the Bursary please visit: www.dootchfund.org

Postgraduate Funding: Research Office
pgfunding@ru.ac.za or 046 -603 8755

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Leon Gluckman Memorial Scholarship

Honours, Master's and PhD

VALUE: R28 000 available, although this may be shared between two awardees resulting in reduced value of each award.

TENABLE: Full-time study in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University for Honours, Master’s or Doctor’s Degree study in Drama.

DURATION: One year.

CLOSING DATE:  23 November 2018

APPLICATION D0CUMENTS REQUIRED:

Covering letter of motivation for postgraduate study in drama.

Include the proposed course to be taken or completed;

with professional practices or relevant experiences within theatre and/or theatre studies; transcripts of completed courses; and CV. Include other points you deem relevant, and financial constraints if relevant.

Documents can be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 23 November 2018

LATE & INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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Raymond Pullen Scholarship

Honours, Master's and PhD

VALUE: R90 000 available, although this may be shared between two or more awardees resulting in reduced value of each award.

TENABLE: Full-time study in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University for Honours, Master’s or Doctor’s Degree study in Drama.

DURATION: One year.

CLOSING DATE:  23 November 2018

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

Covering letter of motivation for postgraduate study in drama.

Include the proposed course to be taken or completed;

Identify professional practices or relevant experiences within theatre and theatre studies; transcripts of completed courses; and CV. Include other points you deem relevant, as well as financial constraints if relevant.

Documents can be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 23 November 2018 

LATE & INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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Postgraduate Programme in the School of Journalism & Media Studies

Media and Sociality

The postgraduate programme in Media and Social Belonging (funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation) in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University is now accepting applications for both study and scholarships.

Mellon Advert 2018

  • Five (5) Honours bursaries at R90 000 for one (1) year of study.
  • Four (4) Masters bursaries at R100 000 for two (2) years of study.
  • Five (5) Doctoral bursaries at R125 000 for three (3) years of study.

To apply, please send the following documents to Ettioné Ferreira at ammadmin@ru.ac.za by Monday 12 November 2018:

  • Academic transcripts of degrees to date;
  • Motivation letter for joining the programme;
  • and the level you will be applying for.
  • An indication of whether you are applying for a bursary. Specify whether you are interested in joining the programme regardless of whether you will be awarded a bursary or not.
  • A recent piece of academic/research writing.
  • CV.
  • The formal Rhodes University application form available from http://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/

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Merit Awards for 2019

Those of you who are completing the 3rd year of a 3 yr degree, or a 4th year of a 4yr degree, completing Honours or Masters, and obtain a distinction in your grades or “degree obtained with distinction”, we will consider a merit award to reduce the tuition fees for 2019 (for full time (in attendance) Honours, Master or PhD study only).

Please note that the reduction of the fees will be for 2019 only, a once off award (for the degree) and not renewable for subsequent years for that new degree.

There are some rules governing this process, so it's not an automatic PC fully driven process - we will begin processing the awards after the results are officially released in December.  No actual award letters will be posted due to volumes. Payment will be credited to your fee account after registration in the new year, around the end of March/April once we have completed the process which entails checking that you have registered for the course that the award was intended.

 Other points to note are:

  1. Where the  3 yr degree is completed over 4 yrs for example (if not a Foundation degree start), then no award will be made.
  2. Where the majors are completed over two different years (split majors), generally the awards are not actioned in such cases.
  3. If you obtain a double 1st, either subject at Honours will be funded, but where one major is obtained as a first and the other is not, the following rule applies: the other major must be a 1st or an upper second (2A) for the award to be applicable to both majors. A lower 2nd (2B) or a 3rd (III), means the award applies only to the subject involving the 1st class pass.
  4. Please note: No awards are made for graduates entering a Diploma course, the Honours degree Scholarship is just that: an award to read for a Honours degree, not anything else. The exception to the rule is HDAC, as this is effectively the Honours course with an extra module.
  5. Those on the 4 yr degrees, Dr Moodly will continue to action merit awards as normal via the Registrars Division - We will process the BBS 3 to BBS 4.
  6. The award is for 2019 and not normally deferred. The deferral to 2019 will only be considered if the gap year is based on an academic reason (or medical), something out of your control – ie course offered alternate years, supervisor on sabbatical in 2019 and cant supervise you, or the dept insists on one year work experience etc. A gap year to “take a break” and travel will not see a deferral actioned.  

 Value of the merit award:

  1. From degree to Honours: 50% off the Honours fee.
  2. Those entering from Honours (and 4th yr of a 4 yr degree such as BPharm4, BJrn 4, BBS 4 etc) to Masters, then 75% of the Masters fee will be reduced (based on the MA/MSc fee, not specialist fee rates - for example, MA/MSc fee for 2018 was R21 812, award value was R16 359).
  3. Those entering from Masters to PhD with a distinction, 75% reduction in PhD fees.

Finally, there are a number of other automatic awards made for those graduating with their 1st degree, or with Honours, where the top graduates are ranked and relevant merit awards are made. These awards vary from R800 - R20 000, but all who are successful will be advised via email, as well as the data being captured on the fee account to assist with Registration Fee.

Postgraduate Funding : Research Office

For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za  

Tel number: 046-6038755

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Postgraduate Bursaries available for 2019

Arts of Africa and Global Souths Research Programme


Image: Members of the 2018 Arts of Africa and Global Souths research team.
Photo by team member Stary Mwaba.

ARTS OF AFRICA AND GLOBAL SOUTHS comprises the SARChI research programme (Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa) supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, and the Publishing and Research of the South: Positioning Africa (PROSPA) research programme funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Professor Ruth Simbao, the NRF Research Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa invites suitable candidates to apply for postgraduate bursaries for PhD, MA and Honours studies in Art History/Art History and Visual Culture/Visual Studies.

Successful applicants will be active participants in a supportive research group environment at Rhodes University and will work on topics that resonate with the core research of the Chair. Please see www.ru.ac.za/artsofafrica for more information on the research team and research areas.

Bursaries are only available for students who are registered at Rhodes University full time and are based in Grahamstown (Makhanda) for the full duration of their studies.

Please note that all applicants need to meet the requirements of the Fine Art Department and Rhodes University. Positions in the research team are competitive and limited, and are dependent on the relevance of the proposed research topic to the programme as well as the availability of suitable supervision capacity.

Bursaries may be awarded for the following degrees in 2019:

  • PhD in Art History (thesis only, 3 years)
  • MA in Art History (thesis only, 2 years)
  • Honours in Art History/4th year BFA (1 year)

Application process:

Please email the following information to Charmaine Mostert (c.mostert@ru.ac.za) by the 10th of October 2018, and label your email “2019 Postgraduate Application”:

  1. A clear indication of which degree you would like to apply for and the relevant qualifications you have already completed
  2. Recent academic transcripts (shortlisted applicants will be requested to update these at the end of the academic year)
  3. A comprehensive CV
  4. A written statement that outlines your proposed research project, including: Context of Research, Goals of Research, Methodology and Bibliography (2 pages for Honours, 4 pages for Masters, 6-8 pages for PhD)
  5. A statement that clearly outlines how your proposed research intersects with the research of the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research team
  6. A motivation that responds to the following questions: a) Why do you wish to pursue postgraduate studies? b) What do you perceive as the benefits of working in a research team that emphasizes a supportive and collaborative approach? c) What would you be able to offer to this type of research environment? Please be as specific as possible.
  7. A sample of your writing (an article, book chapter, thesis or essay)

Web link: https://www.ru.ac.za/artsofafrica/latestnews/postgraduatebursariesavailablefor2019.html

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Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursaries for 2019

Applications are invited from South African citizens who have a strong academic record and who have a proven need for financial assistance for Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies (full-time in attendance) at Rhodes University in 2019. 

Honours: R100 000

Masters: R90 000.00

Doctoral: R120 000.00

Closing date: CLOSED

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Application Form

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Criteria

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Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques & Technologies/Department of Physics & Electronics

invites high-flying students looking to get involved in radio astronomy, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2019

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2018

RATT Bursary Advert

Rhodes University has established the Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies ( http://www.ratt-ru.org ), based around the SKA Research Chair in RATT, with the aim of furthering research into data processing algorithms, novel calibration & imaging techniques, and innovative observational methods. We have extensive collaborations with leading international radio astronomy groups, we are closely involved with South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the MeerKAT, C-BASS and HERA telescopes in the Karoo, and we expect to play a large role in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array. Our activities include algorithm design, software implementation, development of mathematical methods and frameworks for use in radio astronomy, and processing of observational data from existing radio telescopes. We have esearch projects of various scope and level available to suit students with a variety of aptitudes, from low-level software and algorithm work, to high-level mathematics and physics.

Applicants should have a strong academic record in one or preferably more of the following subjects: astronomy, computing science, mathematics and/or applied mathematics, physics, statistics, signal processin.

Please see http://www.ratt-ru.org/research-areas.html for more information on potential research areas and projects.

Bursaries are now available for 2019. Funding levels are linked to SARAO bursary levels.

As a guideline, for 2018 these were:

  • Honours (1 year): R131 000
  • Masters (2 years duration): R119 000 p.a., plus R24 000 one-off equipment grant, plus R26 500 p.a. travel grant
  • Doctoral (3 years duration): R136 000 p.a., plus R36 000 one-off equipment grant, plus R32 000 p.a. travel grant

The bursaries are renewable on an annual basis subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Priority for funding will be given to South African citizens and permanent residents, followed by candidates from the SKA Africa partner countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia).

Candidates from the rest of the world will be considered on an exceptional basis only.

Applicants should prepare the following documents:

  • a motivational letter (including the applicant’s background and intended subject of study),
  • detailed Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of all academic transcripts,
  • and details of three referees.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof O. Smirnov, o.smirnov@ru.ac.za .

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to have their referees e-mail their reference letters to the same address at a later date.

More information on RATT is available at http://www.ratt-ru.org

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Makabongwe Ndzwayiba Scholarship 2019

Makabongwe Ndzwayiba Application Form

This Scholarship was established in 2012 by the Vice-Chancellor in memory of the late Makabongwe Ndzwayiba who passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He spent three very successful years in Winchester House, Allan Webb Hall at Rhodes University. An outstanding student, a sub-warden and Community Engagement representative, Makabongwe was an inspiration to all who came to know him.

This Scholarship will be awarded to support a student at Rhodes who, in the spirit of Makabongwe, has courageously overcome significant hardships.                                         

Field/level of study:  Honours in Economics at Rhodes University.

Eligibility: Acceptance for Honours in Economics, proven financial need, demonstrable hardships overcome and leadership in assisting in the “upliftment” of local communities.

Value: Variable, up to a maximum of R30 000 per annum.

Citizenship: Open to all citizens

Closing Date: CLOSED

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Application procedure:         

  1. Attached application form to be completed.
  2. Please provide a CV and full academic transcript with this application.
  3. Referee report in support of your involvement in the “upliftment” of local communities
  4. All documents to be submitted as one pdf (in the above order) to pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Student Travel Award

to attend International Conferences and Field Excursions in Plant Ecology

Rhodes Travel Award Plant Ecology 2018

Eligibility:

  • Honours, Master’s or Doctoral degree in Botany or similar related discipline.
  • Applicants must be registered at Rhodes University or the University of Pretoria.
  • Applicants must have registered for a forthcoming international conference and have had a paper or poster?paper on any aspect of plant ecology (including fields such as ecophysiology, evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology, plant?animal interactions, vegetation science, conservation ecology or restoration ecology) accepted for presentation at the conference.
  • The criterion for making the award will be academic merit, as well as a motivated desire to meet with overseas colleagues or visit vegetation types /specific studies in the host country.

Maximum Value: R 30,000

Application: Applications must be submitted by email to pgfunding@ru.ac.za.

The application must comprise:

  • A short (~ 300 words) motivation why the conference attendance should be supported (making a case for academic merit of the work being presented and the choice of conference and, where applicable, field excursion).
  • Details of the funds applied for (costs of registration for the conference, field excursion(s), travel and accommodation, other).
  • Supporting documents such as quotations for airfares, registration costs, conference information, acceptance of abstract.
  • A letter of support from your supervisor or head of department.

Tenure: Maximum of 3 weeks’ absence from South Africa.

Closing Date: CLOSED

Application and further details from: Post Graduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140. Email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Craib Family Scholarship

This scholarship for Botany studies at Rhodes University, related to the protection of indigenous plants, has been established through the generous support from the Craib Family Scholarship Trust.

Craib Family Scholarship

For prospective Honours students, information on the Botany Honours programme can be accessed on the Botany Department's website. Prospective MSc and PhD students should consult academic staff in the department about their proposed research projects ? information on areas of expertise, ongoing research and academic staff in the Botany Department can also be found on the Botany Department’s website.

Eligibility

  • Full time, in attendance.
  • Honours, Masters or PhD.
  • Academic merit.
  • Financial need in the event of equal academic merit.

Tenure: ONE year; funding for up to two years (MSc) and three years (PhD) subject to excellent progress.

Value: R50 000 (Honours); R90 000 (MSc); R120 000 (PhD).

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

Please provide the following (as there is no application form to complete):

  • Academic CV.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts.
  • Motivation/Essay not exceeding 300 words explaining your proposed area of research and how it relates to the protection of indigenous plants.
  • A letter of support from you prospective supervisor (or current supervisor if already registered for the degree the funding is intended to support). 

Applications to be emailed to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za clearly marked Craib Family Scholarship application.

Faxed copies, hard copies and late applications will NOT be considered.

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships in

Urban Connections in African Popular Imaginaries

The research programme is concerned with African popular modes of representation and interpretation, and especially with the ways in which local specificities and global imaginaries are articulated through popular genres. It seeks to engage critically with various knowledge productions that are embedded in local cultural forms. 

The Department of Literary Studies in English at Rhodes University, together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite applications for Postgraduate Scholarships who wish to embark on research in any of the following research areas: genre fiction in Africa (crime thrillers, science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy fiction, Afro-Gothic fiction, chick-lit, and romance fiction); literary narratives of new and ‘invisible’ African writers; new modes of African writing through modern digital technology; popular performance art (stand-up comedy, music, film, television, radio); magazines and graphic illustrations.

  • Honours Scholarships (one year): R90 000 per annum
  • MA Scholarships (two years): R100 000 per annum
  • PhD Scholarship (three years): R130 000 per annum

Please note that candidates will be required to pay their fees for their respective degrees from the scholarship amounts stated above.

  • Honours applicants must provide a covering letter, 300-500 word research proposal and a CV with academic record.
  • MA and PhD applicants must provide a covering letter, a research proposal, (of 500 words, in the case of an MA, and 800 words, in the case of a PhD), a recent sample of your academic writing and a CV with academic record.
  • All applicants must also include letters from two referees in their applications.
  • Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

For academic and project enquiries: contact the Vice-principal Investigator on the project, Dr Minesh Dass: dassm@unisa.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 30 September 2018.   Candidates who are shortlisted will be called for an interview and, should their application be successful, they must be available to commence full-time study (in attendance) in February 2019.

Please note the final award of a scholarship is subject to the applicant having their application approved by the Department of Literary Studies' Postgraduate Committee (see https://www.ru.ac.za/english/coursematerials/).

Submit COMPLETED applications to: dassm@unisa.ac.za

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters Scholarship in 

INTERSECTING DIASPORAS: LITERATURE OF THE AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN, AND SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORAS

The  focus of Professor Sam Naidu’s project is literature of the African, Latin American and South Asian diasporas.  Drawing on current postcolonial theories of migration and diaspora, the intention of this project is to uncover the value of such imaginary constructions of transnational subjectivities and of what is deemed ‘criminal’ in an increasingly globalised world.  Masters candidates wishing to embark on research projects which explore fictional representations of the experiences and exigencies of diaspora, and who favour a comparative methodology informed by an intersectional approach to the study of literature are invited to apply for:

MA scholarship (two years); R95 000 per annum.

Requirement: Honours degree in English literature/Literary Studies (candidates must have studied or show a keen interest in transnational literature or literature of migration and diaspora).

Programme Co-Ordinator: Professor Sam Naidu, Department of Literary Studies in English, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send:

1) a brief research proposal (1000 words);

2) CV with academic record; and

3) a recent sample of academic writing to s.naidu@ru.ac.za.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 October 2018.  Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence study in  February 2019.

Note, a final award can be made only after an application has been approved by the Department’s Postgraduate Committee (see https://www.ru.ac.za/english/coursematerials/).

For enquiries contact: s.naidu@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Guy Butler Research Award 2019

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2019, to apply for the Guy Butler Research Award.

Closing date: CLOSED

Guy Butler Research Award advert

Guy Butler Application Form

Honours, Masters or PHD : Applicants must pursue research in one of the following fields:

English Language, English Literature, English-in-Education, South African English Drama, South African Journalism in English, Cultural studies focusing on English-related topics in Southern Africa and research in the area of English bilingualism, as an additional language.

Period: Initially for one year, but renewable depending on satisfactory progress for a further year at Masters level and two years at Doctoral level.

Tenable: Full-time attendance and registration at Rhodes University (Departments of English, English Languages and Linguistics and ISEA).

Value of awards:

  • Honours - R80 000  
  • Masters - R90 000          
  • Doctoral - R100 000

Application procedure:

Submit a covering motivation letter with the application form (attached), including information regarding proposed studies, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript.

The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

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The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy  ‌

Rhodes University invites applications for the David Ryan Memorial Scholarship for

Honours, Masters or Doctoral studies in Philosophy for 2019

Closing date: 17 August 2018

The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy was established at Rhodes University by the family and friends of the late Dr David Ryan.

David Ryan Application Form

David Ryan Scholarship Information

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za; (046) 603 8755 or Jaine Roberts (j.roberts@ru.ac.za) for enquiries.

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Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 65% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2019, to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.

Closing Date: CLOSED

  • HONOURS:  R80 000
  • MASTERS:    R90 000                      
  • DOCTORAL: R100 000

ALLAN GRAY
Honours and Masters: for designated groups in the Commerce Faculty

HENDERSON
Honours, Masters and Doctoral: for the Faculties of Science and Pharmacy, plus Accountancy and Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty

RHODES UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE
Honours, Masters & Doctoral: for all Faculties

ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES SCHOLARSHIPS
Doctoral: for designated groups in all Faculties; awarded initially for PhD (R100 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award abroad valued at $25 000. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.

There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please consult the individual links below for further details.

Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.

Application procedure: covering letter with a completed application form (link below) needs to be completed (together with all the relevant documents in Section D) needs to be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za in PDF format (not a zip file) on or before the closing date. Only ONE application is necessary as you will automatically be nominated for each award for which you qualify. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Applicants do not need to wait for the June results in order to apply.

Honours applications: selection is based primarily on undergraduate marks. Letter of support from an academic staff member from the department supporting your Honours application is required.

First year Masters or PHD in 2019: A letter of motivation from your supervisor in support of your application. A report from your current supervisor of the Honour/Masters research project is required (where relevant).

Funding 2nd yr Masters/ PHD 2 or PHD 3 in 2019: A letter of support from your supervisor is required.

Renewal applications: Please submit Renewal request (A Personal Motivation), progress report from scholar and progress report from supervisor.

NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University

Tel: 046-603 8755; Fax: 046-603 8822;   email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Ruth First Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Ruth First Scholarship for Doctoral or Masters studies at Rhodes University in 2019.

 The Ruth First Scholarship is intended to support candidates whose work is in the spirit of the life and work of Ruth First, whose research poses difficult social questions, and who are interested in linking knowledge and politics and scholarship and action.

Eligible fields of study are:

politics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, economics, social policy, democracy studies, development studies, media studies,or studies in cognate disciplines with a strong social justice focus. South African and Mozambican black and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Value of award: PhD R100 000 per annum or R90 000 per annum for Masters.

Closing date: CLOSED

Ruth First Booklet

Ruth First Scholarship Application Process

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za; (046) 603 8755 or Jaine Roberts (j.roberts@ru.ac.za) for enquiries.

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Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship 2019 : Postgraduate studies in Accounting

This scholarship for Postgraduate studies in Accounting has been established through the generous support from the family of the late Nicholas Iain Paumgarten. His special interests were music, fishing, nature, spending time with family and friends.

Eligibility  

  • South African citizenship
  • Full-time in attendance
  • Honours, HDAC or Masters in Accounting
  • Academic merit
  • In addition, the Committee will consider the applicant’s active participation in sporting, cultural and altruistic activities during their undergrad while still managing to maintain an academic record that makes them eligible for Honours/HDAC or Masters.                

Tenure: ONE year

Value: R50 000-00

Closing Date: CLOSED

Please provide the following (as there is no application form to complete):

  • Academic CV
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Motivation/Essay not exceeding 300 words explaining why you have chosen your field of study & what you propose to do in South Africa once qualified.

Applications to be emailed (as one pdf) to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za clearly marked the Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship application.

Faxed copies, hard copies and late applications will NOT be considered

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Rhodes University Council and Study Loans for 2019

Closing date: CLOSED

Period: One Year only

Eligibility

  • RSA citizens only
  • Hons, Masters, PhD and Diploma studies in 2018;
  • Full-time attendance and study at Rhodes University in 2018;
  • This loan will be for 1 year only;
  • A combination of academic performance and financial need will be assessed for all applicants and acceptance to Postgraduate studies;

Application procedure:

Submit application form together with the attached documents required, electronically to pgfunding@ru.ac.za as one word or one PDF document clearly marked study loan.

Please note, we do require supporting documentation and (COMPULSORY) motivation letter as well, which can explain a lot more than filling blocks on a form. You need to include brief plans after studying as well, in the motivation. Please be sure to read the attached application form carefully before applying and do included the necessary attachments as specified on the form.

Loan Application Form 2019

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za or (046) 6038755

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Ian Mackenzie Scholarship 2018

Eligibility: ONLY Chemistry, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Ichthyology, Microbiology, Physics, Botany or Zoology.

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FOR 2018

This Scholarship to the value of R55 000 for one year and is tenable at Rhodes University and is awarded normally on an annual basis from interest accruing on a donation received from Dr Ian Mackenzie, a previous Chancellor of the University.

The conditions of award are as follows:

  1. The Scholarship is available for full-time Master's or Doctoral degree study in the Faculty of Science within one of the following disciplines:          Chemistry, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Ichthyology, Microbiology, Physics, Botany or Zoology. The topic of the research should be one which will contribute to the preservation or enhancement of the environment.

  2.  The Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the University to applicants with a meritorious academic record.

  3. Application procedure

 Please submit the following:

    • A full academic record.
    • An outline of your research proposal.
    • A supporting reference from one of your present supervisors.

            Electronically to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za clearly marked Ian Mackenzie Scholarship in the subject line.

Completed applications should be submitted by not later than 31 May 2018.

Please note that late applications will NOT be considered. 

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SARChI Chair: Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways

2 Full Time M.Ed Bursaries for 2018

Closing date: CLOSED

Do you have a background in education, agricultural extension, social anthropology, sociology, social learning, geography, agricultural economics, development economics, or a related social science degree, with an interest in environmental change, social justice and social learning? Do you have good ICT skills and are you interested in researching networked social learning approaches in community settings?

The SARChI Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways at Rhodes University, located in the Environmental Learning Research Centre in the Faculty of Education in

Grahamstown, South Africa (see www.ru.ac.za/elrc), has two full time Masters in Education scholarships available for motivated, high achieving scholars with an interest in the above areas. The researchers will be required to undertake inter-disciplinary research, with emphasis on social learning in a food and water security management context.

The researchers will be required to undertake rigorous, theoretically strong qualitative research focusing on the capacity building and social learning of key actors within the food / water / climate in the context of

sustainable development, growing internet and mobile phone connectivity, and the urgent need to manage scarce water resources, contribute to food security and reduce greenhouse emissions (GHGs). The

researchers will work with a team of researchers who are researching community-oriented social learning approaches in the Eastern Cape at the water and food security / sustainable development interfaces.

Applicants would be required to start in February 2018 and will be selected on merit. The total value of the bursary / funding support is R 70 000 per annum for two years, with research and fieldwork costs up to a maximum value of R20 000. Researchers MUST be resident in Grahamstown for the duration of the research project (2 years).

Please submit a CV, your ACADEMIC RECORD, and a 1 page letter of motivation outlining how your current academic research can feed into and contribute to the above mentioned research programme. Indicate what experience you have, and why you are interested in this research focus.

Submit the CV, ACADEMIC RECORD, and LETTER OF MOTIVATION to Thato Tantsi on t.tantsi@ru.ac.za by no later than 10 December 2017.

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Rhodes University Bursary for Masters in Financial Markets

Rhodes University Financial Markets Application Form

Eligibility: South African students wishing to do full-time Master’s in Financial Markets in the Department of Economics at Rhodes University in 2018.

Closing date:  CLOSED

Value of awardR15 000 towards the costs of tuition and other university expenses.

Application procedure NB:

  1. Covering motivation letter (short not longer than one page) indicating career plans, the need for financial assistance etc.
  2. Completion of application form.
  3. Proof of payslips etc. needed as per application form (affidavit if not employed).
  4. Copy of id document.
  5. Full academic transcripts (course records) (indicating %).

All documentation must be scanned into one word/pdf document and emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 27 November 2017.

For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za  

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SARB Centre for Economic Journalism Scholarship 2018

The South African Reserve Bank Centre for Economic Journalism has opened the application process for students interested in obtaining the prestigious South African Reserve Bank Scholarships in Economics Journalism.

The South African Reserve Bank is deeply involved in the development and training of students, journalists, and economic visionaries in the South African media community. Funding is for full scholarships to exceptional applicants. The scholarship funding provided sits at the top level of academic support in the country.

Scholarships are available in 2018 for the following degrees which will be offered at Rhodes University, School of Journalism and Media Studies;

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (one year programme in residence)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Journalism (Part-time, delivered in modular format over four weeks across two years)
  • Bachelor of Journalism Honours (one year in residence)
  • Master of Arts (in Media Studies, over two years with coursework and thesis in a topic related to Economics Journalism)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Media Studies (via research in a field related to Economics Journalism)

Aspiring applicants will be required to submit an application including the following:

  • State clearly in your email heading the following: SARB CEJ 2018 Scholarship Application – [Degree][Name][ID Number].

Applications should be sent to Postgraduate Funding (Research Office) at Rhodes University, pgfunding@ru.ac.za and include:

  • Full academic record.
  • Certified copy of South Africa ID.
  • Copy of Application to selected Degree at Rhodes University.
  • Motivational Essay (1500 to 2500 words) – Detailing the applicants intention to contribute to the field of Economics Journalism and their thoughts on the significance of the subject in the South African context.

Any applications made that do not include all of the above will be considered incomplete.

Applications are open from 10 October 2017 and close 28 November 2017.

Applicants should note that as the funding is assigned for development purposes in the Eastern Cape preference will be given to candidates who are female, from a previously disadvantaged background and who originate from the Eastern Cape. An intention to remain in and further develop the content of community and economic journalism in the Eastern Cape will be considered a distinct advantage. Applicants will be required to meet the academic entrance levels set by the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies pertaining to the Degree or Diploma of their choosing.

Applicants are not required to have a previous undergraduate qualification in journalism and/or media studies, candidates from a Commerce background are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism if they are looking to develop their skills as a media practitioner.

Full South African Reserve Bank Scholarships will cover all course-related costs, cost of Residence accommodation and meals during term time, and a stipend for living costs.

Accepted applicants will receive a provisional letter of acceptance, please note that all provisional scholarship letters are made contingent on full acceptance into the student’s study of choice by Rhodes University.

For further details with regard to the avenues of study on offer please consult the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies website http://www.ru.ac.za/jms/studying/

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The Brian Vos Memorial Scholarship for Philosophy Honours 2018

For: Philosophy Honours

Value: R15 000

Closing date: CLOSED

The Philosophy Department at Rhodes University is pleased to announce the Brian Vos Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship will be for the sum of R15, 000. In terms of the donors’ instructions the scholarship will be awarded annually at the discretion of the Department to an outstanding African black student registering for Philosophy Honours. Preference will be given to female students, though male students are also encouraged to apply.

Along with the financial award, we plan to institute a mentorship style support program for the Vos Scholarship recipients.  This support program will be set up with the intention of aiding our scholarship recipients to manage and thrive while engaging in the challenging and rewarding work of an academic Honours degree.

Rhodes Philosophy would like to thank the Vos family for establishing this generous scholarship.  We are excited about any financial support offered to any of our students and are especially enthusiastic in this case as we hope that this scholarship will assist us in making Philosophy—and academia in general—a more inclusive space.

The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Brian Vos who passed away in 2010 at the age of 32. It aims to promote the intellectual pursuits that Brian was so passionate about, but never had the opportunity to formally pursue. The Scholarship is donated by Brian’s brother, James, who had the opportunity to do postgraduate studies in Philosophy at Rhodes University largely because of the financial assistance and scholarships he received. The Brian Vos Memorial Scholarship, therefore, seeks to provide this opportunity to others and thereby contribute to the continued effort to understand the world we live in, a pursuit that characterised Brian’s life. 

Eligible students who wish to apply for the scholarship should:

  • Register for Philosophy Honours for 2018
  • Submit a letter of motivation (why do you want to continue studying Philosophy?) and a piece of recent Philosophy writing in proper academic format to: Dr. Laurence Bloom, l.bloom@ru.ac.za
  • The deadline is Monday 30 October.
  • The recipient will be informed before mid-November.

 

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